MACEE@60: Homecoming Gala 2023

MACEE@60: Homecoming Gala 2023


Individual Ticket Prices
Fulbright Alumni: RM 50.00 per person
U.S. University Alumni: RM 75.00 per person
General Admission : RM 100.00 per person

The Homecoming Gala provides a special opportunity for MACEE alumni, Fulbright program recipients, and U.S. university graduates to reunite, relive precious moments, and create new memories together.

The Homecoming Gala Dinner will mark the high point of successfully implementing the Fulbright program in Malaysia and the U.S. in the last 60 years. The impact of the program has reverberated and benefited not only the Fulbrighters but also both communities. This celebration is not only a time to honor the achievements of the past but also to envision a future of continued collaboration and growth.

We will reflect on the accomplishments of MACEE and its alumni while looking forward to new opportunities to further enhance educational exchange and cultural understanding between Malaysia and the United States.

The Homecoming Gala Dinner will be a star-studded affair, attended by influential figures such as MACEE and Fulbright alumni, U.S. university alumni, government officials, U.S. officials, foundations, and VCs of Malaysian universities, as well as members of the Malaysian and American business communities. The evening will feature special performances that transport guests back in time to the halls of their universities. Additionally, we will announce new collaborations with MACEE and share inspiring Fulbright stories.

Date: October 7, 2023 (Saturday)
Venue: JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur – Bukit Bintang
Time: 5:00 pm onwards
Dress Code: Lounge Suit & Evening Dress

MACEE Homecoming Gala 2023 Secretariat Team
Shimal Jaykant
Alycia Ng
Phone: +60149366018

Program Booklet: Click Here

Accordion Content
Just like Malaysia’s beloved “Balik Kampung,” Homecoming evokes a sense of nostalgia and togetherness among U.S. university alumni, students, and the local community. It is a time for former students to return to their alma mater, reconnect with friends, and celebrate shared experiences.

The tradition of Homecoming initially emerged in colleges and universities as a way to welcome back alumni and celebrate their connection to their alma mater. It was an opportunity for former students to return to their educational institutions, visit their old campus, and reconnect with friends, faculty, and staff.

“Homecoming” fosters a sense of belonging and pride within the university community. It transforms the campus into a lively hub of excitement and camaraderie. Alumni don their university colors and reunite with old friends, professors, and mentors, creating a sea of pride and nostalgia.

It is a festive affair that encompasses various elements such as football games, spirited marching bands, lively parades, delectable food, and a wide array of enjoyable activities, culminating in a gala event that engages the entire community surrounding the school.

While “Homecoming” revolves around alumni, the entire university community participates. In that respect, we invite you and your organization to join us in this celebration of Malaysia’s academic talent and accomplishment during Homecoming 2023 – KL!

Be a partner! Encourage your company to sponsor this historic occasion! Simply click on the link below to access and download the comprehensive Homecoming Gala Dinner Prospectus.


Join us for the MACEE Homecoming Gala 2023: Celebrating School Spirit Competition! We challenge Malaysian U.S. University Alumni to showcase their School Spirit by securing the Highest Number of Tickets Purchased before September 15, 2023.

In addition to securing bragging rights amongst your peers, the top-performing university will be serenaded at the event by the KL Big Band when they play your school fight song!

Contest Terms & Conditions

1. Contest Description
The contest is a ticket drive for a gala dinner for Malaysian alumni of U.S. universities. The alumni group that purchases the most tickets will be recognized at the Gala dinner, and their school song will be played.

2. Eligibility
The contest is open to Malaysian alumni of U.S. universities.

3. Contest Period
The contest will commence on August 17th and end on September 15th at 9:00 PM (Malaysia time).

4. How to Enter
To enter the contest, participants must purchase a ticket to the gala dinner and indicate their university in the processing form during the ticket purchase.

5. Entry Requirements
The entry requirements are the same as mentioned in section 4.

6. Judging Criteria
The top school with the most entries will be acknowledged as the winners of the contest.

7. Prizes
“Best U.S. Alumni Association in Malaysia.” Additionally, during the Gala dinner, their school fight song will be played.

9. Winner Notification
Winners will be notified at the Gala dinner. Each school that has an alumni organization will be informed in advance if they are finalists, ensuring that one person from the respective organization will be available to accept the award during the Gala.

10. Publicity and Privacy
By participating in the contest, participants grant permission to the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) to use photos taken during the event for promotional and publicity purposes.

11. Disqualification
Any attempt to provide false information or engage in unethical practices, such as artificially inflating ticket purchase numbers, will result in disqualification from the contest.

12. General Terms
a. The decision of the judges regarding the winners will be final and binding.
b. Participants must comply with all applicable laws and regulations while participating in the contest.
c. MACEE reserves the right to modify or cancel the contest at its sole discretion without prior notice.
d. Participants are responsible for any taxes or expenses incurred as a result of winning the contest.
e. By entering the contest, participants agree to abide by these terms and conditions.

It is with great enthusiasm that Team MACEE announces the launch of both the Malaysian Fulbright and U.S. University Alumni Impact Awards 2023. These awards recognize one (1) MACEE-Fulbright Malaysia Alumni and one (1) Malaysian U.S. University Alumni who have made a significant and positive impact in their respective fields or communities.

The MACEE and the Fulbright program have long stood as a beacon of academic and cultural exchange, fostering connections between our two nations. These Impact Awards aim to celebrate and showcase the outstanding achievements of our alumni who continue to uphold the program’s values and principles.

Why Should You Apply or Nominate?

This is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the transformative work you or your contemporaries have undertaken since participating in the Fulbright program or studying in the United States.

We are seeking individuals who can demonstrate:

1. Significant and Positive Impact: Showcase how the nominee’s endeavors have made a substantial and positive difference in the nominees’ field or community.

2. Addressing Societal Challenges: Present evidence of their contributions towards addressing pressing societal challenges, whether through research, innovation, or creative endeavors.

3. Leadership and Innovation: Highlight leadership, innovation, and creativity within the nominee’s area of expertise.

4. Fulbright Values: Show a clear connection between success and the values and principles instilled by the Fulbright or academic pursuits in the U.S.

How to Apply

Applying is simple. Nominees can either be self-nominated or nominated by others who recognize their exceptional work. We encourage all eligible Malaysian Fulbright and Malaysian U.S. University Alumni to participate and put forth their achievements for consideration.

Key Details

Closing Date: Friday, 15th September 2023
Application Method: 3 to 5-minute video presentation
Dinner Tickets: Nominees and nominators must purchase dinner tickets in advance for video consideration.
Results Announcement: Winners will be announced during the gala dinner.

Prize Package

  • Trophy
  • Feature of winners’ video on the MACEE website
  • Opportunity for an interview with a leading English daily
  • A segment on a popular radio interview showcasing the winners’ achievements and insights.

This is the chance to be recognized for the remarkable contributions and to inspire others within the Fulbright community. These stories are powerful, and they deserve to be shared.

To apply or nominate someone, click on the link below and follow the submission guidelines.

If you have any questions, please email us at